Apologies in advance that this is little more of a rant, and, as such, is going to be arranged in tidy little lists, rather than paragraphs. There have been too many statements I’ve come across lately regarding what makes a “real Pagan” and an absolutely awful blog post today about “Part-time Pagans” that basically came down to that if you’re not a vegetarian, don’t meditate, don’t worship your ancestors, smoke cigarettes, or drink alcohol then you’re a fake Pagan.
So many, many statements of what “all Pagans” do… and not a single one of them acknowledging that Paganism is not a religion and is little more than an alliance of various religions. I’m just going to toss in a link here to a previous post on What is Paganism to speed things up. tl:dr –most Pagan religions are more different than they are similar.
Now, ranty list time….
On the flip side, SOME Pagans:
So, to summarize: sweeping generalizations rarely hold any truth and speaking for others is rude. Don't do that.
* Don’t worry, I’ll eventually get around to tackling a definition for this word, too. One rant at a time, though… Update 6/30/2015: finally tackled this topic . Spoiler: a witch is someone who practices witchcraft, there are no other qualifiers. Now, as for what constitutes witchcraft and not some other magickal system and/or practice...
This post was last updated 8/21/2016.
Throwing the Bones